Forum breadcrumbs – You are here:Asgaros Support ForumTips & TricksPermissions
Please or Register to create posts and topics.


I’m lost in trying to locate permissions for creation of a sub-topic.

I’m creating a forum site for authors of multiple genres and supporters.

So … for structure I want to have similar to:

Genres (Categories)
— Works in Progress (Forum)
—- Story (Topic) (Made by member and editable ONLY by member creator)
—— Story Chapters (sub-topic) (Made by member and editable ONLY by member creator)
——– Comments (Replies) (any member can comment)
— Finished Works
—- Story (Topic) (Closed)
—— Story Chapters (sub-topic) (Closed)
——– Comments (Replies) (Closed)

Perhaps the Story level needs to be Sub-Forum?
And then Topics could be Chapters?

But I still do not know how to set permissions on what permissions levels allow creation of Sub-Forums?


@pissedvet, I don’t have the whole answer, but yes, story level needs to be subforum, because I don’t think there is such a thing as sub-topic.  So you’ll have (for the first hierarchy):

Genres (Categories)
— Works in Progress (Forum)
—- Story (Subforum)
—— Story Chapters (Topic)
——–Comments (Replies)

To create categories, forums, and subforums requires administrative access to the back end.  With some coding or a plugin, it might be possible to give such “capabilities” to users that are elevated to WordPress roles such as “editor” or “author”.  Then you need to find a way to allow creating topics for only a subset of people, like a user group.  I don’t understand what “member” and “member creator” mean to you, so can’t really take it farther.




bbPress doesn’t have a built-in “Sub-Forum” feature. However, you can create a hierarchy by placing forums within forums. For instance, you can create a “Works in Progress” forum and place different genres as child forums. Set permissions accordingly. mapquest